Tma1 Dd101

Drawing from what you have learned from The Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, outline how some benefit and others lose on a street that you know.

For my first TMA I will be studying Northgate Street in Chester City Centre.   Chester is a historical Roman Town believed to have been built between AD71 and AD79, It is one of the best preserved Walled Cites in Britain, apart from a 100 metre section, the listed walls are almost complete.   The high street has a number of Medieval Buildings, and some of the black and white buildings within the City Centre are actually Victorian Restorations.
A modern shopping mall, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops are built within the historic buildings, there are many side streets leading off Northgate Street which house vintage shops, art galleries, eating houses and gift shops. The one thing that does stand out quite clearly is that there are no charity shops or budget stores in the street; it appears to have been designed to attract people with a higher budget, and the many tourists that visit the town.   This has a good benefit to the local community as it creates jobs for local people and it boosts the local economy. On the down side, the expensive little shops, exclusive restaurants and the very high parking fees can make it an expensive place to shop for those on a low income, therefore creating economic inequalities.
The medieval rows contains many small independent shops and cafes, these businesses   benefit greatly from the history of the rows, as it’s a very popular place to visit for tourists and locals alike.   The rows are situated on the first floor, which are accessed by steep steps, and the pathways are very narrow. There is access for people with disabilities and mothers with young children at each end of the rows, but it can be incredibly difficult to manoeuvre themselves through the rows.   Due to the popularity and history contained within these buildings, there is constantly a high volume of...